These black bean tacos are healthy, easy and taste amazing. They are only 215 calories each! You will love them!
When I am in need of a reset and trying to eat healthy, these tacos honestly taste so good. They are my secret weapon! I feel full and happy after having just two of them. They’re super healthy, vegetarian and only 215 calories each! The secret to making them taste so good? The dressing. The spicy ranch gives them tons of flavor.
If you have ever eaten at Cafe Rio in Utah you know about their Tomatillo Ranch dressing. It’s to die for and I crave it fortnightly. When I moved to Texas I kept hearing about a place called Chuy’s that is known for their Tex Mex dishes. I went there a few weeks ago and everything was pretty good, but the standout was their Jalapeño Ranch dip served with chips and salsa while you wait for your order to come out. It is strikingly similar to the Cafe Rio dressing I’d been missing. So when I decided I’d be eating healthy, I thought, maybe that dip/dressing will help me to enjoy salads more.
Once I knew I loved the Jalapeño ranch I decided to come up with a recipe to make it at home. You can find that right here!
How to make Black Bean Tacos
Steam tortillas in the microwave for one minute.
Rinse and drain black beans, chop lettuce and grate your string cheese.
Assemble tacos by topping one tortilla with half cup lettuce, 1/4 cup beans, half the string cheese and 1 TBSP dressing.
Black Bean Tacos
- 2 TBSP Jalapeño Ranch
- 1 Cup Shredded Lettuce
- 1 can Black Beans
- 2 Corn Tortillas
- 1 Regular String Cheese
- Wrap corn tortillas in a damp paper towel and put that inside a ziploc bag. Leave the bag open, and steam in the microwave for one minute.
- Rinse and drain black beans, chop lettuce and grate your string cheese.
- Assemble tacos by topping one tortilla with half cup lettuce, 1/4 cup beans, half the string cheese and 1 TBSP dressing.
Now eat them. So good, right?!
It is worth mentioning that my husband usually dislikes anything meatless, but when we had these the first night he loved them. The next day I was going to make him a burger and just make these for myself again, but he wanted to have these too. He wanted vegetarian low-cal tacos more than a burger, you guys.